With Apple’s WWDC bash taking place next month, some tech fans had been hoping the company might finally unleash the iWatch on the world, or possibly show off a revamped Apple TV device.
Well, it seems like neither is going to happen, with Re/code reporting over the weekend that Apple’s annual gathering will, this time around, focus on software not hardware.
Citing sources familiar with the Cupertino company’s plans, the report assures us that Tim Cook will have nothing of note up his sleeve when he takes to the stage during the June 2-6 event, with announcements likely to relate to OS X 10.10 – Maverick’s successor – and version 8 of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. We might also get an overview of the company’s rumored Healthbook app, Apple’s first major step into health and fitness tracking, which is expected to tie in with the iWatch when it eventually gets a release.
According to a recent 9to5Mac report, the next iteration of Apple’s OS X desktop operating system will see a major redesign “not dissimilar from the scope of the changes to the iPhone and iPad operating system with iOS 7 last year,” and as a result is likely to take center stage at this year’s WWDC. In contrast, iOS 8 is expected to be more of an incremental update.
So keen is Apple to get OS X 10.10 up and running, the company is believed to have shifted resources from its iOS unit to OS X, with development of the desktop operating system reportedly “steaming forward.” The company is apparently aiming to release OS X 10.10 by fall, 9to5Mac said in its report.
True to form, Apple has remained tight-lipped about whether it’s actually prepping a smartwatch, but all the signs point to the development of a wrist-based computer which could launch in the second half of this year, or the first half of next.
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